Welcome to Good Sam UMC
We are glad you came to our web site to visit us. We are a multicultural congregation near Homestead & Wolfe Roads in Cupertino, CA. with a passion to build and grow Jesus' disciples. You can find us next to Ranch 99 and Starbucks. Contact us if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The drop-down menu above provides links to information about GSUMC.
Our English Worship is at 9:00 AM most Sundays, and our Mandarin worship is at 11:00 am. See the menu item "Our Ministries" for more information on everything we do. If you are new to our congregation, please see our welcome page in the Connect menu.
Lent Devotional 2017
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News and Events
- 3/28 Let Justice Roll Lenten Series at Good Sam “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”
- 4/9 Palm Sunday Worship – 9 am & 11 am
- 4/13 Maundy Thursday Service – 7 pm
- 4/14 Good Friday Service – 7 pm
- 4/14-16 - 36 Hour Prayer Vigil
- 4/16 Easter Sunday worship – 9 am & 11 am
- 4/23 Reconciling Anniversary Sunday
- 4/23 2017 South Bay CROP Walk – 1 pm
- 4/30 Youth Sunday
- 6/4 Pentecost Sunday Joint Worship – 10 am
- 6/21-24 Cal-Nev Annual Conference Session
- 6/26-30 Vacation Bible School “Operation Overboard”
The week of March 19th
“Let Justice Roll” Lenten Series
Tuesday, March 21 Campbell UMC
Dinner 6:30 pm, Program at 7 pm
1675 Winchester Blvd. Campbell
“The Role of Faith Communities in Challenging Islamophobia”
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Speaker.
Tuesday, March 28 Good Sam UMC “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”
Dinner 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Rev. Ron Buford, Pastor of Congregational Community Church in Sunnyvale will be speaking about Racism at Good Sam.
Mission Springs UMW Retreat
March 31-April 2 at Mission Springs.
Several Good Sam women are attending. Registration deadline was March 10, but we might be able to add a few extras. Talk to Carolyn Bircher (email@example.com) today, if you’d like to go. Cost is $160, $230 or $250, depending on accommodations. Some scholarship funds may be available. Speaker: Rev. Linda Holbrook of Palo Alto 1st UMC. Includes talent show, book exchange and all the usual fun.
CROP Walk Sunday – 4/23/2017 1 p.m.
Sign Up to Help Fight Hunger
The CROP Walk is a walk-a-thon to help alleviate hunger through Church World Service, Second Harvest Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Services. It is a 3-mile walk through San Jose's lovely Rose Garden neighborhood. If you would like to participate, please sign up and pick up a donation envelope during coffee hour or go to www.crophungerwalk.org . You may ask others to sponsor you or just sponsor yourself. If you would like to sponsor a walker, visit the CROP table after worship.
Thank You from Ronald McDonald House
The Good Samaritan UMC has been a consistent supporter for the children and families in need at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House through the collection of beverage tabs. Thank you very much for your support!
Be Part of the Team to Transition the Good Samaritan Immigrant Ministry
In the past 15 years, Good Samaritan UMC has built one of the most successful ministries assisting immigrants with English classes and helping people prepare for their Citizenship interview. More than 1,400 people have become new citizens through Good Sam’s instructional classes and mock interviews. Every year more than 30 volunteers help teach immigrants to learn English and become citizens. Good Sam has become so famous, people come from as far as Gilroy and Alameda, some taking 3 hours on public transportation to participate in the classes.
Due to change in immigration policy, America’s general attitude towards immigrants and economical changes in the home countries, the Good Sam Citizenship Class has less demand now. But the needs in the immigrant/ new citizen community is still enormous. If you are inspired to put your efforts in immigration issues in our local area, please be a part of a team planning new ministries at Good Sam to assist this fragile community. Contact Helen Kung 408-910-2157 or Patty Groves 408-973-8788 to let us know that you are willing to be part of the brainstorming team that directs the next steps of our immigrant ministries.